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2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 491 - Comparative Methods (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: SOC 101 , PSY 101  or equivalent
This course aims to enhance research methodological competencies that bridge quantitative and qualitative methodologies by focusing on the development and application of Boolean analysis to a small number of cases. Students will evaluate research studies that use ideal types, analytic elements and Boolean logic, fuzzy set theory, event analysis, set theory contrasts of empirical configurations, and/or path analysis in causal explanations of macro-socio-historical phenomena. They will apply appropriate comparative methods to a research project of their own design.